A few members of the local food group “Eat Local Sudbury” (www.eatlocalsudbury.com) and our friends are having an informal gathering to take part in this fabulous event! We’ll be getting together at my home to have a 150-mile BBQ – all ingredients other than a few spices, oil and vinegar will come from within a 150 mile radius of Sudbury, ON. Our menu is inspired by local flavours and our weekly veggie box that we receive through our community shared agriculture program. We will be grilling delicious naturally-raised grass-fed rack of lamb crusted with rosemary from my garden with a wild blueberry sauce using berries picked behind my home. For friends that don’t eat red meat, we will be grilling wild-caught whitefish from Manitoulin Island with a wild blueberry chive sauce. Vegetables will be a surprise depending on what we find in our CSA box this week; but whatever we get, we know it will be fresh, tasty and organically-grown. For dessert, we’ll serve a strawberry-rhubarb crisp with sorrel from the garden, oats from Manitoulin Island, honey from Sudbury, and fresh whipped cream from our local dairy. We will be drinking Muskoka Lakes 2005 Cranberry Wine with dinner and Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Maple Dessert Wine afterwards. Although Sudbury (and Northern Ontario in general) is not often considered to be a hot-bed of agricultural activity, we have many dedicated farmers and food artisans producing delicious, unique products. We’re happy to be celebrating their efforts this Saturday!
EDITORS NOTE: CONGRATULATIONS…THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB EVENT!!!!!